Tomb Raider 2018 Trailer - Survivor Theme Song
The trailer's featured song comes from a prominent group active during the days of the original PlayStation.
The Tomb Raider series has been around for more than two decades, and despite its age and many iterations, it still has a place in many player's hearts. Lara Croft has had loads of great adventures in gaming, particularly in the last few years, and the recent reboot of the electronic series has also brought with it renewed interest in Lara Croft's role on the silver screen.
Young Lara is now being played by Alicia Vikander, as can be seen in Tomb Raider 2018's butt-kicking new trailer, and fans checking out the trailer will find that Lara is accompanied this time around by a catchy tune that should feel familiar to players who spent their time raiding tombs back in the PlayStation 1 era.
The song is Survivor, by American R&B group Destiny's Child. Comprised of singers Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, and Beyonce Knowles, Destiny's Child made it big in the late-90s music scene with billboard hits like Say My Name, Bootylicious, and Independent Women Part 1. After winning five different accolades at the Billboard Music Awards in 2001, Destiny's Child would go on to release Survivor on the album of the same name later that year in May, just about seven months after the PlayStation release of Tomb Raider: Chronicles. The group would disband about five years later, finally parting ways in a farewell performance in February of 2006.
Naturally, there are no overt ties between Destiny's Child and Tomb Raider, aside from the idea of a powerful woman surviving the only way she knows how. As far as trailer song choices go, then, Survivor by Destiny's Child is a pretty solid match.